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IFC Cuts Funny Custom Trailers for Library Flicks Like Alien and Napoleon Dynamite Rebrand includes new logo, jokes about content

IFC is changing ... sort of. "It's a refresh," says Kevin Vitale, marketing vp of creative and brand strategy. "It's more of a face-lift." As part of that face-lift, the cable channel…

May 6, 2014, 10:28 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Yes, That's Kevin Spacey in the New Call of Duty Commercial Not a House of Cards promo after all

On Thursday, Complex and a few other outlets found a SoundCloud file, with no context attached, of somebody who sounded an awful lot like Kevin Spacey delivering a bad-guy-sounding monologue…

May 2, 2014, 8:16 AM EDT

This L.A. Agency Creates Standout Ads for Big-Ticket Projects Clients include History, MGM and PETA

Specs Who Steph Sebbag (l.), president, and Andy Robbins, evp, motion pictures and interactive What Full-service creative agency Where Los Angeles When you’re thisclose to Hollywood, you tend to think a lot about…

April 30, 2014, 9:56 PM EDT

Syfy Is Making a Third Sharknado, and We've Already Written 5 Pitches for It Sequel to The Second One

Syfy tells Adweek exclusively that it has green-lit a third movie in its increasingly silly Sharknado franchise before even airing the second one (official title: The Second One). The first flick…

April 30, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

TVGN Is Gunning for E! With New Program Slate CBS/Lionsgate joint venture boasts unscripted shows, early windows on movies

At a breakfast at the Ace Hotel in New York this morning, TVGN (which isn't using the full name TV Guide Network anymore) announced a slate of unscripted shows, along…

April 29, 2014, 2:37 PM EDT

5 Great Shows You Can’t See on Linear TV Yes, they're as good as television

If you're promoting or buying programming during this year's Digital Content NewFronts, one question you'll inevitably hear from clients is: "Yes, it's good—but is it as good as television?" Every…

April 27, 2014, 8:27 PM EDT

Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins Is Helping Digital Video Get the Respect It Wants And the hits his company needs

At the moment, Mike Hopkins has the two hardest jobs in online video. The first is as CEO of Hulu (its third in a year and a half), where he’s…

April 27, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT

MTV's Newest Series Include the Amazingly Titled Slednecks One Bad Choice, Beyond Dance also in upfront lineup

MTV isn't getting off the kids-behaving-badly kick: after Jersey Shore and Buckwild, the network is going for a third locale filled with colorful young people, set in Alaska, called Slednecks. The…

April 24, 2014, 5:02 PM EDT

HBO Shows Including The Sopranos Coming to Amazon Prime Library content finally finds a non-authenticated home

Amazon has declared once again that it isn't kidding when it comes to fighting the streaming service wars: the company has signed an exclusive deal with HBO to distribute library…

April 23, 2014, 10:22 AM EDT

Businessweek Art Director Richard Turley Leaves for MTV Announces move on Tumblr

Richard Turley is set to make waves in the design world at a completely new port of call: MTV. The always interesting, sometimes controversial Bloomberg Businessweek art director announced the move…

April 22, 2014, 11:26 AM EDT

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